If you are the Motorola DROID RAZR XT910/XT912 and want to try the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS on your Device. Here is the complete working guide, which you can use on your device. The guide is only for the DROID RAZR XT910/XT912 users, don’t try this method on any of your other Motorola devices. Before following the below mention tutorial, do check the device model. Go to ‘About device’ option under Settings of you phone and check the model number. This one is the custom ROM not the official rom from the Google or Motorola, Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.
First and most important step is to take the full backup of your device and save the backup files in some safe place. To install the Android 4.4 KitKat CM11 on your device, first you have to install the CWM recovery on your phone. After that you can flash the ROM on your Motorola smartphone.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your DROID RAZR battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest DROID RAZR drivers on your PC and install it to start the update process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to install Android 4.4 CM11 ROM on DROID RAZR. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
Instruction to Install Android 4.4 CM11 ROM on DROID RAZR
Step 1. As We mention above to flash this custom ROM you need a Custom Recovery. So first Install the CWM Recovery on your Device. Use Goo Manager android application to install the recovery on your phone.
Step 2. Download ROM from the Bellow mention links:-
For XT910 (GSM): Download Link | File name: cm-11-20131126-UNOFFICIAL-umts_spyder.zip (176.31 MB)
For XT 912 (CDMA): Download Link | File name: cm-11-20131126-UNOFFICIAL-spyder.zip (177.91 MB)
Step 3. Download the Google Apps package here and save the zip file on your desktop.
Step 4. Now connect you phone to the computer with USB cable and Move both Google app and ROM zip file on your device.
Step 5. Switch off your phone and boot it in Recovery mode. To do this Press the VOL UP + VOL DOWN KEY together + POWER KEY until the device shows different Boot options, Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to SELECT.
Step 6. Now you are on the Custom Recovery Screen. From here first Create a Nandroid Backup from Backup and restore option.
Step 7. Now Select Wipe data/Factory reset, after that Go to ‘Mounts and storage‘, select ‘format /system‘, then select Yes.
Step 8. Now go back to recovery main menu and select “Install Zip” and browse to the location where you saved the file and select the ROM file first and install the ROM. After that Flash The Google Apps Package on your device.
Step 9. Once both the zip files are flashed on your phone, go back to the main menu and reboot your device.
That’s all. Your phone will now reboot , and the first reboot will take some time. After this you can enjoy the Android 4.4 Kitkat Rom on your Motorola DROID RAZR XT910/XT912.